Update: I actually posted this bit of news one week ago. But since then, the story has appeared online at all the various Music and News sites, and people keep sending me emails about it. Therefore I thought I would move the news story up so that people could see it. Thanks to Brandon who first told me about this. Tori Amos is one of the artists on a panel who will choose the ten finalists for the 2003 Shortlist Music Prize, which honors the year's most creative and adventurous albums. The panel's initial "Long List" of around 100 nominations will be released in late August 2003, and the "Shortlist" of 10 finalists will be announced in mid-September 2003. shortlistofmusic.com says that the favorite albums of each Listmaker will be highlighted on the official Shortlist website, shortlistofmusic.com with links into Launch.com for streaming videos of all the nominees. In addition to shortlistofmusic.com, you can read about this on a news item at MTV.com. That article states that The Shortlist Music Prize, which went to Sigur Ros in 2001 and N.E.R.D. in 2002, honors adventurous albums that have sold fewer than 500,000 copies.